Au.D Graduate FAQs

Western Washington University
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Graduate Audiology Program

Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants

What does it mean to be in candidacy status through the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology? Will I be eligible for a certificate of clinical competence in audiology (CCC-A) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) upon graduation?

It is a normal process for a new program to undergo a candidacy period prior to receiving full accreditation from CAA. Western Washington University’s Audiology program is expected to be fully accredited once our first Au.D. cohort graduates (2021). Our Au.D. graduates will be eligible to apply for the ASHA CCC-A, regardless of the program’s candidacy status.

 

What is rolling admissions? Do I need to get my application in by February 1st?

To be considered for our first round of applications, you should submit your applications to the Au.D. admissions by February 1st. If we still have spots available in our Au.D. program after the initial round of applications, we will reopen our admissions in the Spring. Additional Au.D. applications will be reviewed and offers made throughout the Spring and Summer, as applicable.

 

How do Western Washington University AuD students get clinical experience?

Western Washington University has a Speech and Hearing Clinic on campus. Within our program we have an Audiology Clinic, a Speech Language Clinic, and an Aural Rehabilitation Clinic. Students are assigned to Audiology or Aural Rehabilitation Clinics during each quarter of the first two years. In the third year, students are placed in various clinics around the Bellingham and Seattle areas for additional experience.

 

What is the average GPA and GRE scores?

 

 

2017

2018

2019

 

Average GPA of admitted students

 

3.5

 

3.4

 

3.6

Average GRE of admitted students

 

 

 

 

Verbal

150.5

147.2

150

 

Quantitative

146.8

146.7

150

 

Analytic Writing

4.2

3.9

3.8

Current GPA and GRE data of admitted students.